feminine an awl; see cp āragga. Perhaps a der. of ārā is āḷakā (q.v.).
Sk. ārâ; *ēl “pointed”, as in Ohg. āla = Ger. ahle, Ags. āēl = E awl; Oicel. alr
indeclinable far from, remote (from) (adv. as well as prep. with abl.) Snp.156 (pamādamhā), Snp.736; Dhp.253 (āsavakkhayā; Dhp-a.iii.377 explains by dūragata); Ja.ii.449 (jhānabhūmiyā; = dūre ṭhita C.), Ja.v.78 (saṃyame; = dūrato C.). See also ārakā.
-cāra [in this combn. by Kern,
s. v. unecessarily expld. as ārā = ārya; cp. similar phrases under ārakā] a life remote (from evil) AN.iv.389.
-cārin living far from evil leading a virtuous life DN.i.4; MN.i.179; MN.iii.33; AN.iii.216, AN.iii.348; AN.iv.249; AN.v.138, AN.v.205; DN-a.i.72 (= abrahmacariyato dūra-cārin).
Vedic ārād, abl. as adv.; orig. a root der. fr. *ara remoteness, as in Sk. araṇa foreign & araṇya solitude q.v. under araṇa1 and arañña